Finland is championing the gender-neutral Finnish pronoun “hän” to promote equality around the world. To get people talking about equality, the country is presenting Hän Honours to individuals and organisations that are advancing inclusivity.
Best place in the world to be a mother
Source: Save the Children
Who do you think deserves the next edition of the Finland-based International Gender Equality Prize?
Do you know of someone who builds and defends equality? From October 25 to December 31, 2018, you can nominate a candidate for the next International Gender Equality Prize, a biennial award presented in Tampere, Finland.
in the world in gender equality
Source: Global Gender Gap Report
Finland awards the International Gender Equality Prize, the first high-profile prize of its kind in the world, to someone who has advanced equality among genders. Rather than collecting the prize money, that person selects a cause to receive a major contribution.
Miina Sillanpää rose from poverty to become one of the first women in the Finnish Parliament and an influential social advocate who helped the cause of women, the elderly and the disadvantaged. Finnish flags fly on October 1 in memory of her contributions.